Sunday, August 23, 2009

Profile of J Street PAC Contributor, Zahi Khouri

Zahi Khouri
  • Born in Jaffa, fled in 1948, raised in Lebanon

  • Palestinian-American businessman and entrepreneur

  • Resident of Florida and the West Bank

  • Author of NY Times Op-Ed slamming Israel and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, September 8, 2009

  • Director, Palestinian Development and Investment Company (PADICO)

  • Chairman, Palestinian National Beverage Company (Coca-Cola franchise)

  • CEO of Paltel, Palestinian telecommunications company and cellular service provider

  • Signed 2002 petition against Palestinian suicide bombings

  • "Khouri has been an outspoken critic of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.... He has published editorials in major U.S. newspapers condemning Israeli practices and calling for equal rights for Palestinians."-- Wikipedia

  • Listed in FEC forms as "not employed"

  • Amount given to J Street PAC, according to the FEC: $100 contribution 6/10/09

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